Lichfield, Burntwood & Villages Liberal Democrats
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Councillors say Lichfield cannot afford to see another project fail after new leisure centre funding concerns are raisedArticle: Sep 26, 2021
A recent meeting of Lichfield District Council heard a funding gap of £6.65million posed a "substantial risk" to the proposals for a new leisure centre at Stychbrook Park.
Cllr Ray had previously suggested the Birmingham Road site - which had been earmarked for the failed Friarsgate city centre redevelopment - could be a potential home for not all but at least some new leisure facilities to replace those at the Friary Grange Leisure Centre, but such a proposal was ruled out by council chiefs.
Article: Sep 23, 2021
A public meeting is taking place to highlight safety concerns at a Lichfield junction following the death of a motorcyclist.
In June 2021 a young man tragically died in a crash at the Grange Lane and Eastern Avenue junction. The incident led to a petition asking for new safety measures at the site passing 5,000 signatures.
Article: Sep 20, 2021
What a conference we've had!
From motions to keynote speeches to training, there was something for everyone and the quality of debate was, as ever, excellent.
We also got a huge amount of press coverage. Our stunning win in Chesham and Amersham has put us back in the spotlight - and the media are beginning to see that only we can dismantle the Tory Blue Wall.
Article: Jul 26, 2021By Cllr Paul Ray
Potholes, some of them wide and deep, are numerous in Lichfield, forcing motorists and cyclists to swerve to avoid them and risking damage to vehicles if they are hit.
Councillor Paul Ray, who represents the Chadsmead Ward, said the solution was "proper investment in our roads".
"Roads are in a dreadful state across our whole area and very dangerous in many places," said the Liberal Democrat councillor.
Article: Jun 16, 2021By Cllr Hugh Ashton - Lichfield Liberal Democrats
Promises made. Promises broken.
It's time for this government to go. We have a delusional Prime Minister, full of fine words and empty promises. We have a Cabinet full of corrupt mediocrities at best and racist xenophobes at worst. This is not the Britain I grew up in, or even Thatcher's Britain that I left in disgust over 30 years ago.
Article: May 12, 2021
Politics works in very different ways in different parts of the Country. And the picture is time dependent too. By the end of Saturday, Lib Dems were marginally down on the number of seats, with a net loss of 34 seats. But, by Sunday night, when all the results were in, the picture had become a small net gain of 7 seats and 1 council gained. On days one and two most of the council votes were in urban areas in the North. But later results tended to be from counties and districts in the South.
Article: May 3, 2021
Making a fresh start with the Liberal Democrats
As we begin to see the benefits of our prolonged lock-downs and the vaccine roll-out, it is time to look forward to a "new normal". We know that our lives are almost certainly going to be permanently changed by what has happened over the past year and more.
Article: Apr 27, 2021
Liberal Democrat Councillors have been working hard for residents on Lichfield City Council.
Miles Trent reports
Eight Liberal Democrat councillors were elected to Lichfield City Council in 2019, effectively becoming the major opposition to the ruling Tory group. Since then they have worked actively on behalf of all Lichfield residents.
- Lobbying the County Council to get Weston Road resurfaced and potholes fixed.
- Playing a key role in the successful campaign to save the Friary Grange Leisure Centre - for the benefit of Lichfield citizens and to alleviate pressure on Burntwood Leisure Centre.
- Taking action with regard to the Windmill pub leading to a Compulsory Purchase Order with construction now looking to start in 2021.
- Continuing pressure to ensure the transfer of public open space at Darwin Park to the District Council to ensure regular ongoing maintenance. (Scheduled for completion by end March 2021.)
- Working to support and improve Lichfield City markets. Cllr. Paul McDermott, as Deputy Chair of the cross-party Markets Working Group, has been heavily involved in ensuring the continued viability of the City's markets during what has been an exceptionally difficult time.